Worker injured on Portsmouth construction site

Posted at 10:19 AM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 10:19:15-05

Portsmouth, Va. - A construction worker was injured on a job site Thursday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the scene around 8:50 a.m.

The man was 25 feet in the air on scaffolding when construction materials fell and hit him. Other workers said he was knocked unconscious but was breathing.

The fire department rescued the worker from the scaffolding  using a fire truck ladder.

He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  There is no word on the extent of his injuries.

Crews are building a new four story apartment complex at Washington Street and Country Street in the downtown area.

The supervisors with KBS Construction slammed the door on NewsChannel 3 when they asked about the worker's condition, before doing so one of them said "He's fine".

A spokesperson for Virginia's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says they did receive a report of the accident that happened and added any time there is a fatality or a hospitalization from an accident on the job, they investigate if the company violated any regulations. At this point, the OSHA representative says they are at the early stages of their investigation.